Dr. Paul W. Kachapulula

Department of Plant Science
Head of Department

Educational Background

  • PhD. Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, USA.
  • MSc. Crop Science, Makerere University, Uganda
  • BSc. Agricultural Sciences, University of Zambia

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Plant Pathology (AGC 3312)
  • Crop Protection (AGC 3342)
  • Undergraduate Research Course (AGC 5004)
  • Plant Protection (AGC 6322)
Research Interests
  • Plant Protection and Pathology
  • Mycotoxins
  • Fungal Diversity and Disease Resistance
  • Mushroom Production



On-going Research

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Aflatoxins in Native Foods in Zambia. Funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Aflatoxin Mitigation in Zambia Project. Funded by The United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Services (USDA-FAS)  through The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Biocontrol options for Fall Armyworm in Southern Africa (BioFASA). Funded by the National Science and Technology Council (Government of the Republic of Zambia).

Selected Publications

  • Kachapulula, P. W., J. Akello, R. Bandyopadhyay, and P. J. Cotty. 2018. Aflatoxin contamination of dried insects and fish in Zambia. J. Food Protection 81:1508-1518.
  • Kachapulula PW, Akello J, Bandyopadhyay R, Cotty PJ, 2017. Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut and maize in Zambia: Observed and Potential Concentrations. Journal of Applied Microbiology 6, 1471-1482.
  • Kachapulula PW, Akello J, Bandyopadhyay R, Cotty PJ, 2017. Aspergillus section Flavi community structure in Zambia influences aflatoxin contamination of maize and groundnut. International Journal of Food Microbiology 261, 49-56.
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